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howiebearse

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Dating the Chinese triangle 26
« on: February 28, 2006, 09:14:09 AM »
admin will you make up a sticky for this subject it will save on questions

this works for many factory codes but may not work for all of them

under 1 million under (999,999) is first year of production 1956
1 million (1,555,555) 1957
2 million (2,555,555) 1958
3 million (3,555,555) 1959

10 million (10,555,555) 1966

20 million (20,555,555) 1976

25 million (25,555,555) 1981

some factorys use differant style serial number   9 (possably run number or factory location number) then actual serial number 9   555,555 which is number of rifles as of that number made in that production run.

be carefull to read the numbers and be sure whether they are below 1 million or above 1 million  late commercial rifles made up from parts may have odd serial numbers they cannot be dated with this system
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Vagabondd

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2006, 01:39:25 PM »
mine has serial below 45k, is it really that early in production or is there a different set

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Re: Dating the Chinese SKS
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2007, 09:30:02 AM »
my sks has the serial number 12XX  the number is preceded by what looks like a capitol T and backward J together.  How old is it?

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Re: Dating the Chinese SKS
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2007, 06:38:37 PM »
If it's a 12 million range,  Chicom, then 1968.

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Re: Dating the Chinese SKS
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2007, 10:42:13 PM »
what number am I looking for?  the number on my stock and all my parts is 009040
I dont find any other numbers 

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Re: Dating the Chinese SKS
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2007, 01:54:58 PM »
Mine is a 9186 in an oval (I think, the 8 looks like a 6 that's been flipped vertically).  The serial is 2505461.  This would indicate that mine is a '58 model but I've been told it's an '81.  However, if it's an '81 shouldn't it have a pinned barrel?  Mine's threaded.  Anyone want to help out with this?

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Re: Dating the Chinese SKS
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2007, 05:16:23 PM »
what number am I looking for?  the number on my stock and all my parts is 009040
I dont find any other numbers 

You full serial no should be on the receiver, left side, above the wood.

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Re: Dating the Chinese SKS
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2007, 04:33:26 PM »
Hi Guys,

I am new to the forum. I just bought a Norinco SKS  from a local pawn shop. It has a SN# 13XXX on the stock,mag box,trigger guard, and receiver. So would this be one of the first year models? Forgive me if I don't know much about the SKS's yet. shotguns are my game. but after reading so much about the SKS I decided to jump in and try one out. BTW I get to pick up my SKS tomorrow afternoon, damn one day waiting period :? It is in real good shape, except for needing a good cleaning. paid 149.00 for it.

Thanks for any info you can give.

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Re: Dating the Chinese SKS
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2007, 12:46:36 AM »
This thread is kind of a "sticky" without too much traffic.  A picture of the left side of your receiver with markings would help a lot.  Is it only a 5 didit serial number?  Or are you stating the numbers from the bolt carrier and magazine etc??

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Re: Dating the Chinese SKS
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2007, 12:29:05 PM »
I will be picking it up and bringing it home this afternoon. I will try to post a pic in a new thread.
Thanks.


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Re: Dating the Chinese SKS
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2007, 02:22:13 PM »
Mine has 0005,Whats that a new model?

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Re: Dating the Chinese SKS
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2007, 11:00:59 AM »
when you are looking for the entire serial number you should look at the left side of the receiver. the following is a guide to what you may have.

any cyrillic letters followed by a 4 or less numbers : this may be a what we refer to as  sino soviet. in 1956 the Russian gave China the machinery, spare parts, and technology to build the sks. factory triangle 26 was the only factory to make the sks rifle with russian parts (some receivers were already serial numbered but no other proofs. the chinese stamped the triangle 26 factory code on these as they were made. some times the stamps are very faint others are below wood line. if it is a sino it must have the triangle 26 factory code. early examples of Factory triangle 26 rifles have the factory code after serial number until around 3 million. sometime after that the factory codes were stamped first (factory triangle 26 only)all others started with factory codes first 3 characters and serial number.

military rifles all should have a factory code if they have only numbers they are a commercial assembly from parts. (very few examples are found that are military with only numbers these are known vietnam capture rifles)

most rifles will have a factory code then 3 chinese characters that mean 56 type then a serial number. the parts of the rifle with serial number usually are the last 5 digits

many rifles were assembled from the thousands of spare parts to make them worth more money these rifles will not have factory codes but are made from military parts. serial numbers have no special meaning


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Re: Dating the Chinese SKS
« Reply #12 on: February 07, 2007, 02:26:28 PM »
Sorry, didn't mean to post in a "sticky". Moving post.
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Re: Dating the Chinese SKS
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2007, 10:07:35 PM »
Where did you find this information?

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Re: Dating the Chinese SKS
« Reply #14 on: March 01, 2007, 05:06:35 PM »
I,m new to the SKS world, but so far I love it.I have a question.I have a Chinese Norinco that has 71708140 K for a serial #.Can you tell me what year this was made.